Building Connections – a Guide to Networking
“Networking”. It is a word which fills some with dread, makes others yawn with boredom while others perk up on hearing it. Networking, love it or hate it, has become a buzz word in recent years for summing up a key practice in developing new business, that of meeting people and building new commercial relationships.
Whether you are a student preparing to graduate, a newly qualified professional or business owner you need clients, customers and colleagues prepared to give you work. People do business with people and getting out in to the world to meet new connections is an excellent way to develop new and better understanding of industry as well as generate new potential leads.
Making new connections does not have to be the painfully uncomfortable experience some make it out to be. Here are a few tips for making it all a little easier:
The key is to any successful networking event is making the person you are talking to feel at ease, interested and inclined to meet you again for a follow up conversation.
Why not get out and practice? Connections events are a great place to meet people from different sectors and stages in their careers. Visit the Connections website at www.connectionsnetworkinggroup.com to find out more.
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